The family of the late 37-year-old Sianneh Mulbah, has appealed to government prosecutors to ensure a speedy trial to ensure justice for the victim.
Family spokesman Albert Dennis, who walked into the offices of the Daily Observer Thursday, February 6th, accompanied by three others, said, “We are asking for an autopsy to determine how our sister was killed.”
Two men, Jonathan O. Anderson, known as Arab man, and Junior Ross, who are presently in police custody, have reportedly confessed to the crime.
Dennis, overwhelmed with emotion, told the Daily Observer that his sister was murdered by the two men on Monday, January 20.
The dastardly deed was done in Bomi County, where she had gone to pick up a carload of coal for her business.
“Jonathan Anderson has been my sister’s business partner for the past six years,” Dennis said.
Two days after Sianneh was slaughtered, an unidentified man, claiming to be a pastor, called the family with information that Sianneh was involved in a car accident and had been admitted at a local hospital in Monrovia, David told this paper.
“We traveled to every hospital in Monrovia but did not find any report about a recent accident involving my sister,” he explained.
Dennis explained that before the report of the accident, Anderson contacted the family saying that an amount of L$31,000 was needed to complete the purchase of the truck- load of coal his sister had gone to buy.
“We asked Anderson to come to Red Light in Paynesville where he picked up the L$31,000,” Dennis noted.
He said when Sianneh failed to return as expected, the family began to worry and immediately contacted the Liberia National Police whose officers began their investigation and eventually arrested the two men, who confessed their involvement in the murder of Sianneh Mulbah.
Fuming with frustration and anger over the murder of his sister, Dennis said, “My family wants the Government to handle the case with urgency so that justice can be done for my sister.”
He said that the autopsy would be appreciated by the family.
The late Sianneh was a member of the Liberia Coal Sellers Association, its president who accompanied the family told the Daily Observer.
“We are beginning a discussion with the Liberia National Police for some protection for our members,” he said.
The deceased has a 21-year-old son, who is presently a criminal justice (senior) student at A.M.E. Zion University.